Life Members are such members who had been bona fide proprietary members of the Club for thirty (30) consecutive years, and who have, subject to the Club Rules and Regulations, been accorded life membership status by the Board of Directors.
GUIDELINES FOR LIFE MEMBERS
1. Membership in the Club is a privilege which is, at all times, subject to such restrictions, limitations, and obligations as may be imposed in accordance with the By-Laws and the Club Rules and Regulations. (Section 1, Article VI, Amended By-Laws)
2. No person shall become a Life Member or a Courtesy Member without approval by the Club Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Membership Committee. (Section 3(a), Article II, Amended By-Laws)
3. Life Members and Courtesy Members shall be subject to suspension, expulsion, or other forms of discipline by the Club Board of Directors. (Section 3(a), Article II, Amended By-Laws)
1. Policy and Eligibility — The Life Membership Program is in recognition for all proprietary members who had been with the Club as members for at least thirty (30) continuous years.
2. Options of Eligible Proprietary Members — When a bona fide proprietary member of the Club has achieved at least thirty (30) consecutive years of proprietary membership with the Club, he or she shall, anytime thereafter, have the option:
(a) To remain as a proprietary member with the Club;
(b) To transfer his or her proprietary membership certificate to a legitimate spouse, or any of the children (“immediate family”); or
(c) To sell his proprietary membership to a third party.
2.1. As a matter of policy, the Club encourages eligible proprietary members to avail of Option (b), which is accorded the special incentive of entitlement to the discounted transfer fee currently extended to widows or children of members.
2.2. When an eligible proprietary member takes either Option (b) or Option (c), he shall then remain with the Club as a life member.
2.3. Attached Associate Membership. — In the event there is an associate membership attached to the proprietary membership, then:
(a) If the eligible proprietary member chooses Option (b), the associate membership status shall stay effective; Provided, however, that the subsequent transfer by the immediate transferee of the life member other than to such life member’s immediate family shall terminate the membership of said associate member; and
(b) If the eligible proprietary member chooses Option (c), the associate membership status shall be terminated immediate upon transfer of the certificate of membership to the third party, and notice in writing shall be given to the associate member.
3. Exercise of Option — An eligible proprietary member need not perform any act to fall under Option (a); but that a formal indication by such member of his or her exercise of Option (a) does not prevent such member in the future from exercising either Option (b) or Option (c).
3.1. The exercise of either Option (b) or Option (c), once completed, shall be irrevocable, and requires the actual transfer, and registration of such transfer, of the proprietary membership certificate.
3.2. If the eligible proprietary member transfers his/her proprietary share to a member of his/her immediate family, as he/she is encouraged to do so, such immediate member of his/her family would be entitled to the discounted transfer fee currently extended to widows or children of members.
4. Process of Nomination and Bestowing — Pursuant to Section 2, Art. VI of the Amended By-Laws, every applicant or candidate to life membership, shall be nominated and seconded by a proprietary member qualified to vote, provided, however, that no such proprietary member shall nominate or second the nomination of more than two applications during any given fiscal year of the Club.
4.1. The name of the applicant or candidate shall be posted in the Club House for a period of four (4) consecutive weeks prior to the approval of his or her application election as a life member.
4.2. Upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, the Board of Directors shall vote upon the admission of a life member.
5. Undertakings, Obligations, Privileges and Benefits — A life member shall continue to be bound with the same undertakings and obligations, and shall enjoy the same privileges and benefits, of proprietary members, including the right to attend all membership meetings, except the following:
(a) Although a life member has the right to attend all membership meetings, and be furnished copies of the agenda and other communications in connection with such meeting, he or she has no voting right and is not entitled to vote in any meeting on any matter;
(b) He or she is not entitled nor eligible to be voted upon to any elective position in the Club since he/she would no longer be a holder of record of a proprietary membership certificate;
(c) He or she has no right to the properties and assets of the Club on liquidation;
(d) He or she must continue to pay all club dues and assessments applicable to proprietary members, as provided in the Amended By-Laws, and as may be promulgated by the Board of Directors; and
(e) He or she shall continue to be bound by the terms of the Articles of Incorporation, Amended By-Laws and Club Rules and Regulations as any other member of the Club.
6. Extension to Spouse— Upon a life member’s demise, the life membership shall automatically transfer to his widow/her widower; Provided, That upon such widow’s/widower’s remarriage, the life membership shall automatically cease and can no longer be regained notwithstanding that the marriage of such widow/widower is annulled or the widow/widower has been legally separated or has been widowed again; Provided, Further, That if upon the life member’s demise his widow/her widower is a proprietary member, then no such transfer of life membership shall become effective.
7. Withdrawal— A life member may withdraw his or her membership by presenting his or her resignation in writing to the Secretary but the resignation shall not be effective until after payment in full of any back dues and assessments that may be delinquent or in arrears. (Section 4, Article VI, Amended By-Laws)
7.1. A life member may be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined by the Board of Directors in accordance with Club Rules and Regulations.
7.2. Except for automatic transfer of life membership to a deceased member’s widow/widower as provided for under Section 6 of these guidelines (Extension to Spouse), life membership is personal and non-transferable and shall automatically be extinguished upon the death of the life member.